Friday, June 10, 2011

Fabula Facilis: Luna et Mater

Luna matrem suam orat,
"Mater, vestem mihi texe,
corpori meo
Mater respondet,
"Filia, a me petis rem
quam praestare non possum,
quod nulla vestis
tuo corpori convenire potest.
Tu modo plena es et globosa,
modo velut in orbem dimidiata,
modo quasi in circulum extenuata,
etiam postremo excavata evanescis!"

This story is based on 745. Luna et Mater.
Luna et Mater

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Rackham images. The poor moon daughter looks very sad about not getting her new clothes!

luna - moon
et - and
mater - mother
suus - reflexive possessive adjective
oro - beg, ask, plead
vestis - clothing, garment
ego - I, me
texo - weave
corpus - body
meus - my, mine
convenio - fit, be appropriate to, agree with
respondeo - reply, answer
filia - daughter
a - from
res - thing
qui - who, which, that
praesto - fulfill, perform
non - no, not
possum - be able, can
quod - because
nullus - none, not any
tuus - your, yours
modo…modo - now…then, at one time…at another time
plenus - full
sum - be, exist
globosus - round
velut - just as, as if
in - in, into
orbis - circle, sphere
dimidio - halve, divide into two
quasi - as if, as though
circulus - circle
extenuo - make thin, diminish
etiam - and
postremo - at last, finally
excavo - hollow out
evanesco - vanish, disappear
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philip drury said...

not about a poor man who wanted a dress

Laura Gibbs said...

I'm afraid I don't understand your comment - I said in the blog post today "a story about the poor moon who wanted a dress" ... but if there is a typo somewhere else, let me know.